This film is part of Free
For Better, For Worse
Married to your television? This cartoon gives you an opportunity to re-evaluate your relationship with the gogglebox
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1961 11 mins
Are you married to the googlebox? This outwardly comic cartoon exploration of the medium of television is surprisingly honest on its virtues and vices – particularly as it was sponsored by a television manufacturer, Phillips. There is some great character design work by the Polish-born George Him, who was part of the duo that created the Guinness clock for the Festival of Britain. Peter Sachs contributes a magnificent sequence animated in bold marker pen strokes as a centrepiece to the film.
Animation Goes to Work
Public Information Filler 1973 1 mins
Who needs to talk to strangers when you're the only one who can understand the garbled mewling of your best buddy cat, Charley?
Trouble in Toytown
Public Information Filler 1946 14 mins Location: Poole
An immensely charming toy story in which a distracted pupil becomes an attentive teacher and explains road safety to dolls
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1957 13 mins
An animated tale with a Lutheran message that's equal parts Christmas spirit and good old-fashioned guilt
Cycling Proficiency Scheme: Father and Son
Advert 1959 1 mins
"Dad... I want a bike!” Fun animated campaign aimed at 50s parents and their over-eager offspring.
Stagger Working Hours: Cattle
Advert 1959 mins
Official government permission to stagger into work late. Hurrah!
Drink Drive Office Party Cartoon
Advert 1964 1 mins
Quirky photo-montage film warning of the perils of drink driving.
One of the Family
Children's 1964 mins
The Story of Minnie Clarke
Documentary 1980 17 mins Location: Crossmaglen
Experience life in Crossmaglen by spending the day with Minnie Clarke.
Documentary 1974 7 mins Location: Dunmurry
Artist William Campbell introduces the tools of his trade as he paints for Ulster Television’s cameras
Occupation and Training of the Mentally Handicapped
1951 mins Location: Leeds
Campaigning film 1978 17 mins
A brief encounter between film director David Lean and Leonard Cheshire, who speaks about his work in India for disabled people
One Per Cent of Us - One in a Hundred
News 1986 52 mins Location: Plymouth
This documentary charts the progress and challenges of disabled people living in the community.